the emerging covid warriors: distributing free food

Our country is battling a crisis far beyond what one could imagine. The second wave of COVID pandemic has hit us hard and has given us no time to stabilize. Whether it be sample testing, healthcare facilities, or the vaccination drive, each sector has fallen short of the demand.


But the one thing which has given us a glimmer of hope is Humanity. The brotherhood and unity in our society have never looked so promising as it has recently to fight against the COVID surge. The generosity of people, known or unknown, and the power of social media has transcended the panic in the air.


While we pay huge respect to our front line workers, there are also other strata of society trying to help in the best possible way. Among them, notably are the Restaurant Owners or Individuals, who are selflessly distributing food at no or nominal costs in their cities. This pious deed has been a significant relief for many families who cannot procure daily meals, to people suffering from the virus and even to the brave front line workers.


Petpooja recognises and lauds such emerging heroes from the F&B industry. We are extremely grateful to the restaurateurs for their kind help to the society in times of dire need. They are serving as role models and inspiration for others.

Here, we would like to mention some of the warriors and motivate them to keep up the good work.


1. Vijaraj Khobare – Republiq Fine Dine Restaurant


Vijaraj Khobare and his team from Republiq Fine Dine Restaurant, Kohlapur, is distributing free meals to the front line workers in Kohlapur. Vijay’s team values how bravely and diligently the front line workers have been serving the society. So, the team wishes to help the workers by providing them with healthy meals while they perform their duties.


republiq fine dine

2. Jugaadi Adda


The team of Jugaadi Adda from Mumbai came up with a plan to provide refreshments to the healthcare heroes in Mumbai. Their team collected and distributed 500 Vadapavs and beverages to local doctors, residents and hospital staff, who are working tirelessly to help the patients.


jugaadi adda

3. Rohit Rane – Pappe Da Tashan


While the entire country has come to a halt, the plight of migrant labourers is exponentially rising. With travel restrictions and no source of livelihood, these families are finding it very hard to sustain themselves.

Seeing this, Rohit and his team from @pdt_kolhapur_by_rohitrane have stepped up and decided to help such migrants. They are cooking and serving free meals to all the families stuck in Kohlapur due to lockdown.


pappe da tashan

4. Grits Cafe


Raghav and @cafegrits team are doing an incredible job of providing free meals to all quarantined patients in Bangalore.

They have started a helpdesk for COVID patients in Bangalore. Raghav and his team have so far helped more than 4000 quarantined patients with hot & fresh food. They are also ensuring the hygiene and nutritional value of their meals.


grits cafe

Kudos to all these and many more restaurant teams for being such noble citizens and coming together to help the society when it’s needed the most.


If you know any other restaurant teams or NGOs who are helping people by distributing food or refreshments, then kindly mention them in the comments or to the @Petpooja team, we’ll be elated to feature and appreciate them for their humble cause.

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